Super excited to introduce Mario Fraioli, a Bay Area-based running coach who works with a number of Olympic Trials-level marathoners, internationally ranked ultrarunners, and competitive age-group athletes on the Healthy Runner LIVE show!!!!
He also writes and publishes the Morning Shakeout, a weekly email newsletter and podcast that covers running and other topics that interest him.
Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!
Mario talked about speed workouts for runners and answered some common questions like these:
Click this link to learn more about the 7 running drills Mario talked about in this episode: https://medium.com/@mariofraioli/seven-running-drills-you-should-be-doing-d7bdbf0a0409
Click this previous episode to learn more about the 3 most common types of runs you should be doing as a runner: https://sparkyourtraining.com/types-of-runs/
Click this previous episode to learn more about finding your running pace with Coach Lu: https://sparkyourtraining.com/what-pace-should-i-run/
This episode is sponsored by UCAN nutrition which is powered by superstarch and it delivers that steady long lasting energy without the spike and then the crash.
Since you are a part of our Healthy Runner community, you will get 20% of all of your orders at ucan.co Just use the code HEALTHYRUNNER during checkout when placing your order. Go ahead and give UCAN a try. Trust me… you won’t regret it!
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Would you like to run a marathon this fall to SPARK Back to LIVE races?…
Do you want to run strong and feel good?
Are you getting frustrated with your knee or ankle pain and worried you won’t be able to train?
Are you afraid to go to your doctor or PT because you don’t want them to tell you to stop running?
If you answered YES to any (or all) of these questions then you are in luck because I have 2 slots available for my high touch SPARK Back coaching program to crush a fall marathon.
So whether you are running New York, Boston, Chicago, Hartford or your local marathon, I am here to guide you along the way as your personal running PT and coach!
However, you must act quick because my calendar has been filling up and we need to start your 16 week training block in mid June!
Let’s get you feeling good and running strong!
Schedule your strategy call with me as you running coach and physical therapist to see if you are a good fit for how I help runners crush their running goals and become life long injury free runners!
Grab a spot on my calendar here: https://calendly.com/duanescotticoaching/30-minute-strategy-session
Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!
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Working with Duane has been a game-changer for my running. I’ve been in an endless cycle of injuries for the past five years and needed to make a change.
I connected with Duane through his Healthy Runner Facebook group, and then we began our virtual physical therapy visits. Virtual sessions work great for me because I’m constantly traveling and can access care wherever I reside. Even though I’m not in the clinic, I still receive the same quality of experience!
The best part is Duane is a physical therapist, runner, and coach, so he understands how important running is for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being! If you want to become a stronger, healthier, and faster runner, look no further!
In April, I was diagnosed with proximal hamstring tendinopathy, or PHT. If you haven’t heard of it or experienced it, let me tell you…it’s a real pain in the BUTT! Not only did it derail my training (I’m a runner/cyclist), simply sitting for more than 10 minutes at a time was unbearable. There’s very little research out there on this injury and finding credible information on how to effectively treat was difficult. The initial advice I got from my ortho was to stop running, rest, and stretch. This did absolutely nothing to improve my symptoms or help me get back to running. In fact, stretching made it worse! I also tried massage, dry needling, shockwave therapy…nada. In September, I stumbled on a podcast with Duane where he spoke in depth about his own experience with PHT and how he beat it, and how he helped others overcome this stubborn injury. I was also intrigued by his philosophy of not having to give up the sport you love while recovering from injury. I contacted Duane for a consult and have been working with him since October. After assessing and reaffirming my diagnosis, he put together a customized, structured rehab program focused on progressive loading of the hamstring tendon and supporting muscles WITHOUT giving up running! Gradually, my pain began to lessen and my strength has continued to increase. I am now running four days a week and am closer than at any point in the past 8 months to putting this injury in the rearview mirror for good. I’m looking forward to getting back to structured training and racing again in 2021…an unimaginable goal two months ago. Duane is awesome! His techniques and approach to injury rehab and prevention work. If you’re an athlete who has struggled with injuries that constantly disrupt your training, Duane is your guy!
“I developed IT band syndrome during my first marathon training cycle last year and ended up in physical therapy for about 3 months. I was told not to run if I had any pain at all. I lost so much time “recovering” that I ended up deferring my registration to the next year. I spent the next summer training for the same marathon when about 6 weeks out, that familiar IT band pain returned. I could barely finish a mile. I didn’t want to go back to my physical therapist because I knew what he was going to tell me. Stop running. I was so frustrated and started to feel like marathons weren’t for me. I stumbled upon the healthy runner podcast and learned that I don’t have to stop running in order to recover from injury! I was skeptical about an online physical therapy session. But I reached out to Dr. Scotti and he was able to give me the tools to mitigate my pain within the first session! I was able to complete my training cycle and made it to the finish line of my first marathon with his help! I highly recommend!”